Sit Means Sit Dog Training Franchise Information
Sit Means Sit is a franchise for a dog training business. It was founded by Fred Hassen in 2006.
They started franchising in 2009 when Fred decided to advertise his product through YouTube. He said that he will be posting a video everyday for 3 years and true enough, he now has over 600 videos uploaded and has been watched by over 3 million people. They have been featured in the Outdoor Channel, Animal Planet, and ESPN.
What kind of training does Sit Means Sit offer?
The trainings are custom made for each situation so there’s no specific cost. Factors that are being considered are age, previous training, temperament, and the goal that the owner has set. They will first give you a free demonstration to assess the needs of your pet and yours. After the demonstration, they will give you a training plan and that’s the point when they will be able to give you an estimate of the cost. Their training method is focused on “Attention-based training” using different tools such as collars, leashes, toys, food, and their famous Sit Means Sit Collar. Trainings are offered under these categories: Lifetime Training, Board & Train Programs, Puppy Training Programs, Private Lessons, and Group Lessons.
What’s the Sit Means Sit Collar?
There has been a controversy on the use of this device that may hurt the dogs to send a signal while training, better described as remote electronic dog training collar. People are asking if it’s safe to use as part of dog training. Sit Means Sit claims that it is 100% safe and compared it to “electronic muscle stimulators” used in humans to alleviate pain, encourage healing, and promote blood circulation. They use the remote to send a “tap” or cue to the dog to pay attention. The sensation sent from the device is highly adjustable. Contradicting the rumours, Sit Means Sit says that it does not make the dogs aggressive, nor do they “shock” the dog, nor does it cause burns. They even sell this in their website for $210. If you still want more information on this collar, you can go to their website and get a free copy on “The Facts About Modern Electronic Training Devices”.
How do you become a Sit Means Sit Dog Training franchisee?
Expect to be investing about $40,700 to $111,000. Franchise fee is $35,000 with an on-going royalty fee of $500 a month. You will also be required to have a “demo dog” that has already been trained and mastered their training system.
What’s included in the franchise package?
There will be 3 weeks training at the headquarters in Las Vegas. During training, you will learn how to deal with basic situations such as barking, biting, housebreaking, jumping on guests, and other obedience manners. You are allowed to repeat the training as often as you please without charge but you will have to shoulder your accommodations and other expenses. They also hold a 3 day seminar annually, seminars exclusive to trainers and usually done on weekends, they also have private email discussions and forums, as well as teleconferences. These are all focused on your teaching skills and managing the sales.
You May Reach Them At:
Address: 2900 E. Patrick Ln., #2A Las Vegas, Nevada 89120